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by pinkagape
Sat 17 Sep, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Doppelblock
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Doppelblock

Here is a larger example where the values go from 1 to 5.

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by pinkagape
Fri 09 Sep, 2022 4:05 am
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Doppelblock
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Doppelblock

When I was building it, I only got three blocks for certain before I had to start asking myself if this cell was this number, then what happens next? I thought that R5C3 was the best bet for this, and it was enough to define the puzzle. I’m curious about your fourth block and I wonder if there’s a l...
by pinkagape
Thu 08 Sep, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Doppelblock
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Doppelblock

Here we go.

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by pinkagape
Thu 08 Sep, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Doppelblock
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Doppelblock

Thanks James. I think there’s an extra 3 in the first column which doesn’t work. It seems to work without the 3 for column 1. I’ll correct the image this evening.
by pinkagape
Wed 07 Sep, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Doppelblock
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Doppelblock

Here are two examples I have for you to try, too. I'll try to show a larger one soon.

Edit: broken puzzle removed and replaced three posts down.
by pinkagape
Wed 07 Sep, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: Puzzle (incl. Sudoku) Rules & Tips
Topic: Doppelblock
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Doppelblock

I like Doppelblock. After speaking to Maurice about these puzzles, I realise I may have a limited toolbox for solving these, so I'd be keen to hear others' tips.

Here is my guide.
by pinkagape
Mon 05 Sep, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League Divisions A and B 2022-23
Replies: 0
Views: 230

UK Puzzle League Divisions A and B 2022-23

Division A has 7 competitors this year, and in each round, the winner gets 7 credits, second place gets 6 credits and so on. Players who do not compete in a round receive 0 credits. Division B has 5 competitors and here the winner gets 5 credits, second place gets 4 and so on. This year, Divisions A...
by pinkagape
Mon 05 Sep, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League Division C 2022-23
Replies: 0
Views: 186

UK Puzzle League Division C 2022-23

Division C is open to any UK puzzler who is not in Divisions A and B, even if they wish to join in the middle of a season. Like Division D, the winner of each competition will receive 10 credits, second place will receive 9 and so on. In Division B, the winner of each competition will receive 5 cred...
by pinkagape
Mon 05 Sep, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23
Replies: 0
Views: 183

UK Puzzle League Division D 2022-23

Hi everyone Here is the schedule for the 2022/23 season 29th/30th October - Beginners Doppelblock 19th/20th November - Beginners Star Battle 10th/11th December - Beginners Hidoku 14th/15th January - Beginners Masyu 18th/19th February - Beginners Nanro 18th/19th March - Beginners Magnets The first ro...
by pinkagape
Tue 16 Aug, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 31
Views: 4473

Re: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP

Ok, any ideas for Arrows Cipher from the next round? How do you even begin the example?
by pinkagape
Thu 28 Jul, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy
Replies: 13
Views: 1570

Re: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy

Also I would like to be on the B team for Sudoku please.
by pinkagape
Thu 28 Jul, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy
Replies: 13
Views: 1570

Re: 2022 WPC and WSC UK Team Qualification Policy

I would be honoured to take my place in Poland. Thank you.
by pinkagape
Thu 28 Jul, 2022 4:50 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 31
Views: 4473

Re: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP

Incredible competition for that fourth UK space! Well played gentlemen. Did anybody else find that 90 point Araf much easier than the 90 points suggested? I didn't attempt it in the time - too many broken Arafs in my past to consider it - but after the time, I spotted the trick very quickly and then...
by pinkagape
Thu 21 Jul, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 31
Views: 4473

Re: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP

Thanks James, that’s very helpful. I’ve not found a reliable technique with them yet - very slow going for me.
by pinkagape
Sat 25 Jun, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: UK Puzzle Championship 2022
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: UK Puzzle Championship 2022

Hi Liane

Can you clarify whether for Pentopia it will be similar to the example that not all pentominoes must necessarily be placed, but there can be no repeats?
by pinkagape
Fri 10 Jun, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division A 2021-22
Replies: 22
Views: 3859

Re: Division A 2021-22

I struggled with puzzle selection, as has been a bit of a theme at Puzzle Ramayan this year for me. With the Country Road, I’ve just worked through them and found the 9 pointer much easier than the other two and the only one to solve smoothly without loads of guessing. Do I just solve Country Road o...
by pinkagape
Thu 09 Jun, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C and B 2021-22
Replies: 33
Views: 6500

Re: Division C and B 2021-22

In the event of a tie, the score in the latest round is the tie breaker.
by pinkagape
Wed 08 Jun, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division A 2021-22
Replies: 22
Views: 3859

Re: Division A 2021-22

The season is now over. It's possibly been a bit too much of a procession with the same top three each round (that they competed in) but it was much more exciting with the race for fourth place, which was taken by Matthew. Congratulations should absolutely go to Freddie once again. Freddie - 129.22 ...
by pinkagape
Wed 08 Jun, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C and B 2021-22
Replies: 33
Views: 6500

Re: Division C and B 2021-22

The season is now over! Division C ended up very close indeed. Liane just edged the final round, and came within one point of the title, but Thomas squeaked past Jeff to win the title. Liane - 28.5 points Paul - 26 points (faster time) Thomas - 26 points (slower time) Jeff - 16.9 points http://fuchs...
by pinkagape
Fri 03 Jun, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP
Replies: 31
Views: 4473

Re: 2022 WPF Puzzle GP

I agree. I thought the puzzle set was very enjoyable. I spent a frustrating final 15 minutes with the kurotto, but that was nicer without the time pressure on it. I agree, I found the kropki very enjoyable. I didn't need to guess to get started, which was nice.
by pinkagape
Fri 03 Jun, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division A 2021-22
Replies: 22
Views: 3859

Re: Division A 2021-22

Here are the results of Round 5. Very close for third place. Freddie Hand - 983 points Sam Cappleman-Lynes - 503 points Tom Collyer - 415 points Matthew White - 408 points Adam Bissett - 387 points In the overall standings, Freddie is uncatchable and Matthew and I are in an effective playoff for fou...
by pinkagape
Thu 26 May, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division A 2021-22
Replies: 22
Views: 3859

Re: Division A 2021-22

So, I looked into the Rating calculations that Puzzle Duel use. I decided to use all DNF during the median calculation. The first thing to note is that Puzzle Duel punishes errors heavily in Rating calculations, though this isn’t obvious on the scoreboards, and I didn’t punish them at all. Not sure ...
by pinkagape
Wed 11 May, 2022 7:32 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C and B 2021-22
Replies: 33
Views: 6500

Re: Division C and B 2021-22

Evening all Round 5 is now closed. Thanks to Neil for test solving - we seemed to end up with a unique set of puzzles this time. The One Star Star Battle Nanro proved to be quite a test but there were plenty of puzzles which separated the group. Maurice managed to sidestep the problems and got them ...
by pinkagape
Sun 08 May, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C and B 2021-22
Replies: 33
Views: 6500

Re: Division C and B 2021-22

Hi everyone

There was a copying error when I made the booklet for Puzzle 16, where one clue ended up in the wrong cell.

This puzzle booklet contains the correct Puzzle 16. Apologies.
by pinkagape
Fri 06 May, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Puzzle Competitions
Topic: Division C and B 2021-22
Replies: 33
Views: 6500

Re: Division C and B 2021-22

Correct Jeff. Good news is that means you understand the rules properly! I’m confident the competition puzzle works. We checked that much more carefully.